CALIFORNIA - FS Seeks Public Input on Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Project

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January 14, 2016 3:24 PM

The Stanislaus National Forest is hosting two public workshops regarding proposed changes on Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation on Monday, January 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. and Thursday, February 18, 2016, (time to be determined) at the Best Western Plus, Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center. These facilitated workshops will provide an opportunity for dialogue, discussion and the exchange of ideas between winter recreationists of all kinds and Stanislaus National Forest

CALIFORNIA - FS Seeks Public Input on Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Project

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Stanislaus National Forest is hosting two public workshops regarding proposed changes on Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation on Monday, January 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. and Thursday, February 18, 2016, (time to be determined) at the Best Western Plus, Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center.

These facilitated workshops will provide an opportunity for dialogue, discussion and the exchange of ideas between winter recreationists of all kinds and Stanislaus National Forest staff, all of which share an interest in the outcome of this project.

The Forest, along with four additional forests in the Pacific Southwestern Region, is undertaking this analysis to improve management of OSV use and to designate a system of OSV trails, including groomed trails, and to meet the required terms of a settlement agreement between the Forest Service and Snowlands Network, Winter Wildlands Alliance and the Center for Biological Diversity.

In reviewing the DRAFT Proposed Action for OSV Designation, please consider the following questions: Have we missed any major areas or routes that historically have been used by snowmobiles? If so, where and how are they being used? Is the DRAFT Proposed Action clearly stated and mapped?  If not, how can it be improved?

*It is important for OSVers who have knowledge of historical-use patterns to attend the meetings and "ground-truth" the proposed action maps!

For any questions or comments, please contact Phyllis Ashmead, project coordinator at 209-532-3671 ext. 322 or email at pashmead@fs.fed.us. For further Forest information, call the Stanislaus NF Supervisor's Office at  209-532-3671; Calaveras Ranger District (RD) at 209-795-1381; Groveland RD 209-962-7825; Mi-Wok RD at 209-586-3234 or Summit RD at 209-965-3434.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107
 

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